Richard and Kristen – Maple Ridge Backyard Country Wedding

I’ve known Richard since we were 6 years old.  Literally.  He joined the tiny elementary school of Thornhill in grade one to a school of about 60 kids total (K-6).  I’d love to tell you that we were friends, bonded in the trials and tribulations of young adulthood, partied together while in high school, and remained friends to this day.  Sadly not true… he was just another kid in school, sometimes struggling as the new kid into a tight knit band of children, and we mostly drifted in our own directions throughout high school, and lost touch until years later.

However, we did meet back up years after and became friends again.  He was a pretty cool guy who’d gone through a lot in his life but had found a wonderful girl, Kirsten, to spend his time with and join his family with hers.  The two of them compliment each other in all the right ways, and you can truly feel their love for each other and their families.

The wedding was a simple affair, a backyard setup in the country town of Maple Ridge with delicious food but more importantly, friends and family.  I was honoured to be a part of it and privileged to call Richard and Kirsten my friends.

I love the getting ready times

I love the getting ready times

Another flower girl trying to steal the show :)

Another flower girl trying to steal the show 🙂

This is a great and affordable way to collect memories and congrats

This is a great and affordable way to collect memories and congrats

Richard and Kristen Wedding 2014-08-16

A gorgeous dress

A gorgeous dress

Richard and Kristen Wedding 2014-08-16

She was a radiant bride

She was a radiant bride

See, stealing the show!

See, stealing the show!

Richard and Kristen Wedding 2014-08-16

First kiss!

First kiss!

That look

That look

The kids (and adults) had fun on the swing

The kids (and adults) had fun on the swing

Richard and Kristen Wedding 2014-08-16

These guys are troublemakers!

These guys are troublemakers!

Richard and Kristen Wedding 2014-08-16

Richard and Kristen Wedding 2014-08-16

Richard and Kristen Wedding 2014-08-16

The happiness of it it being over

The happiness of it it being over, or it being started.

Last but not least, my favourite shot of the day!

My favourite shot of the day!

My favourite shot of the day!

Location: Maple Ridge
Food: Delicious potluck 🙂

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